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Critical thinking

Join this program and start building the skill of critical thinking. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

This comprehensive training program is meticulously designed for professionals who are determined to sharpen their analytical abilities and elevate their decision-making capabilities. The "Critical Mindset" course specifically aims to nurture three vital sub-skills that are indispensable in any business environment.managing inevitable decision-making biases, critically evaluating sources and information, and performing deep-rooted analysis that targets causes rather than merely addressing symptoms. 

Uncover the True Cause of Problems

Are you tired of only scratching the surface of issues without getting to the heart of the matter? Our program equips you with the powerful "5 Whys" technique, enabling you to dig deeper and uncover the root causes behind challenges you face. By repeatedly asking "Why?" and delving beyond superficial explanations, you'll develop a keen investigative mindset that empowers you to address issues at their core, leading to more effective problem-solving and decision-making in both your personal and professional life.

Become a Source Evaluation Expert

In today's fast-paced world inundated with information, it's essential to distinguish between reliable sources and misinformation. Our training introduces you to the CRAAP Test, a structured approach that evaluates Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose of information sources. By mastering this method, you'll gain the confidence to navigate the sea of data with ease, ensuring that you rely on trustworthy sources for making informed decisions and forming well-grounded opinions.

Combat Biases, Enhance Judgment

Have you ever wondered how your biases influence your decision-making process? Our program offers a deep dive into understanding and managing decision-making biases. By identifying your own biases and learning practical strategies to mitigate their impact, you'll cultivate a more objective and rational approach to decision-making. This newfound awareness not only enhances your judgment but also fosters empathy and understanding, strengthening your interpersonal relationships and collaborative endeavors.

Embrace Continuous Growth

Beyond just acquiring knowledge, our program instills a mindset of lifelong learning and growth. Through hands-on exercises, real-world simulations, and engaging discussions, you'll not only learn critical thinking techniques but also have the opportunity to apply them in diverse scenarios. This emphasis on practical application ensures that you not only understand the concepts but also develop the skills necessary to thrive in today's dynamic environment. By embracing continuous growth and intellectual curiosity, you'll embark on a journey of personal and professional development that lasts a lifetime.

Master the skill of critical thinking.

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

5x Why For Critical Analysis

The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the question "Why?" five times. The answer to the fifth why should reveal the root cause of the problem.

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

CRAAP test for critical evaluation

The CRAAP Test stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. It provides a structured approach to assessing sources and information, ensuring that you are using credible and reliable data. 

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

Keep your decision-making biases in check

Reflect on which types of biases you are most prone to, and discover tools for managing them.

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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